Technology Facebook will test hiding ‘Likes’ on its own site
Facebook experimenting with hiding likes, report says
Another way to help improve users' mental health.
As rumors suggested, Facebook is getting ready to. Starting this Friday, September 27th, the company will begin a test that's going to remove public visibility of Like, reaction and video view counts from people's posts and ads across Facebook. This is going to be happening only in Australia, though, and Facebook told Engadget it has not decided whether the test will expand to other places in the future. Facebook said it wants to get some initial results from Australia, before deciding which steps to take next.
If you're a Facebook user in Australia, this means that while your friends and family will still be able to like and add emoji reactions to your posts, they won't be able to see how many others interacted with it. The same goes if you want to see how many people liked a post from someone you know; that information on counts will now only be visible to the author of a post, who can still see the number of Likes or reactions their posts are getting, it just won't be public. "We will gather feedback to understand whether this change will improve people's experiences," a Facebook spokesperson said.
Facebook Considers Hiding the ‘Like’ Totals on Users’ Posts
Facebook Inc. is considering a test to stop showing the number of “likes” that posts get in an effort to reduce the competitive pressure of social media. Only the person who posted something would be able to see their like count, but everyone else would not, according to Jane Manchun Wong, the security researcher who uncovered the project. That’s the same way the test works on Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook. Instagram’s like-hiding test, which started in Canada earlier this year, is now running in seven countries.
Facebook's move to hide Like counts follows a similar test it started running, which was originally limited to Canada but , including Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. That said, the company expects to see contrasting data and learn something new from its test on Facebook, since it considers its core platform and Instagram to have vastly different audiences.
Like Facebook has said before, it wants its apps to be a place where people can comfortably express themselves and focus on the quality of photos and videos they're sharing, rather than the amount of Likes or reactions they get on a regular basis. With its latest test, the company's now hoping it help it create a healthier atmosphere all around, on its site and Instagram -- although it does present a problem, many of whom have built business models based entirely around Likes and the clout that comes with them.
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Val-Thorens, the most "liked" ski resort
The Belleville Valley is in the spotlight. In addition to "Val-Tho" number 1, Les Menuires ranks 3rd in the charts of the most followed stations on Facebook. This is the result of a very special "moulinage" carried out just before Christmas by the Likibu vacation rental comparator.
We take the same and we start again. This is what made Likibu, the comparator of vacation rentals, on the eve of the end of the year celebrations, history of establishing a new Top 15 ski resorts. With this difference: after the most "instagramées" of 2017-2018, here is, for this season 2018-2019, the most "liked" on Facebook. With 511.877 likeswins the palm of his hand. And 213,017 likes make his runner up.
No wonder these two great Savoyardes of Tarentaise come first. They are very active on social networks and, question events, there is always something going on. In addition, as they are very high perched (base camp at more than 2000 m of altitude and ski at more than 3000 m), the snow is guaranteed and the glide lasts a long time, from the middle of the autumn until May .Thanks to Cauterets, the Pyrenees are invited in the top 15
, the discreet neighbor below "Val-Tho" gets on the 3rd step of the podium. Surprising? Not that much, because this station is a champion of entertainment for children. We can imagine that his 179,554 likes come from young parents, especially since Facebook is no longer the idol of 2.0 ...
Like last year, Likibu has sifted a good fifty French stations to achieve this list. All the heavyweights of the Alps were surveyed as well as the main fiefs of gliding of the other massifs. Surprise:Serre-Chevalier saves the honor of the Southern Alps , the pretty Pyrenean, was invited in the top 15. With 75,803 likes, she ranks 14th, just behind (100,317 likes) and ahead of (74,762 likes). The times are changing.
As for the rest of the rankings, it obviously gives pride of place to the northern Alps. In Isère, the(154,343 likes) takes the 4th place and (147,970 likes) the 6th. In Savoie, all the most "beloved" resorts are in Tarentaise. In addition to those already mentioned: (151,964 likes) in number 5 then, 7 and 8 for (143,691 likes) and (134,993 likes), the two co-owners of . In Haute-Savoie, before Avoriaz, we find (132,895 likes) in 9, (129,811 likes) in 10 and (114,969 likes). Finally, with the 11th place, the high-alpine (124 249 likes) saves the honor of the Southern Alps.
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